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April 6, 2014

Duncan soccer teams lose to Knights

DUNCAN — The Duncan boys soccer team (1-6) came out aggressive against Northwest Classen Friday at home, but couldn’t finish scoring opportunities in a 3-0 loss.

Despite the outcome, Demon coach Marcus Williams was pleased with how his players came out strong. It just boiled down to “little mistakes” that made a difference.

“The boys were spotting it well, but it was just the mental errors that got us,” he said.

Duncan took four shots on goal early in the first half but couldn’t finish them. The Knights scored one goal with 35:15 in the first half, then Duncan shut them out until late in the half, when NW Classen scored two quick goals.

The Demons held the Knights scoreless in the second half, although Duncan struggled to get the ball off their side of the field.

“We didn’t stay organized on defense (in the second half),” Williams said.

Still, Duncan got a strong performance from goalkeeper Colby McCauley, who had 10 saves. Perhaps McCauley’s biggest highlight was successfully blocking a NW Classen penalty kick with 31:32 in the first half.

The Duncan girls (3-4) had their chances as well, but didn’t play sharp in a 1-0 loss to NW Classen. Lady Demon coach Delydia Gay didn’t move the ball as well as they could have, and that the players played too much “kick ball.”

“We didn’t have any support on our chances,” she said. “We’d have the ball down there but we didn’t have anybody there to get it. We had people standing around.”

Gay pointed out that the Knights’ goalkeeper often got to long balls before Duncan players could. That cost the Lady Demons some scoring chances. Gay said that the players need to adjust to what the goalkeeper does.

The soccer teams host Piedmont Tuesday. Gay expects a tough matchup for the girls. Williams believes the boys matchup is winnable. Both coaches hope their teams can improve to give themselves a chance to win.

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